A male elephant went on a rampage on a road running through the Khao Yai National Park and wild life sanctuary, near Bangkok on Sunday (January 11).

The wild elephant began rubbing up against cars, the drivers of which reacted calmly, one trying to reverse when it appeared as if the elephant was going to sit on the vehicle.

Later a sedan driven by a young couple was badly damaged after the elephant sat on the front of the vehicle and then ripped of the bumper. The couple inside the car were unhurt as was the elephant.

Park officials say there are roughly 300 wild elephants roaming around at this time of year as it's mating season.

The national park rangers are now on alert and have imposed curfew restrictions on motorists driving through the road.